May Half Term, the perfect opportunity to get the children together and take a family stay-cation in the Lake District!
With the many events and shows taking place in May and the long days May is a popular time for short breaks at Windermere Marina Village.
For inspiration to keep all ages and levels of energy busy we’ve put together some great ideas to get out and about during your stay!
Muncaster Festival, including the Festival of Fools - Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th May
Famous around the world Muncaster Festival incorporates the ‘International Jesters Tournament’ but includes so much more. Archery, face painting, family entertainment, drum band and sound sculptures are only the start! A great day out, don’t forget to pack a picnic and take in the amazing views form the castle gardens over the western fringes of the Lake District.
Country Fest - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June
Cumbria is no stranger to country shows, the tradition of each town and village holding a show is a tradition that dates back well over 100 years and still now is a great day out. Country Fest brings together smaller communities to the Kendal county Showfield with traditional activities such as Tug Of War, terrier racing (Always brings a smile!) and the infamous WI competitions alongside farming demonstrations, rare farming breeds and of course plenty of Cumbrian food and drink! Well recommended - but get there early to avoid the crowds!
Guided Walks - Many Free - Lake District National Park - Various Dates
For those that want to see what the Lake District is like from higher up the LDNPA offer guided walks throughout the summer months - some are free, for others there is a small charge but there’s no better or safer way to explore what the Lake District does best - the great outdoors! Ranging from ‘Easy’ to ‘Very Hard’ take in the breath taking views at Aira Force or for those with a sense of adventure take in ‘Caves, Falls and Fells’. Taking in Hodge Close, Little Langdale and Cathedral Cave - it’s definitely not for the faint hearted but you’ll be guaranteed spectacular views!
This Lakeside National Trust Park is a family favourite for visitors and locals alike. With water sports, including canoes, Kayaks and row boats for hire it’s also a great location for swimming and paddling. Loose the kids on the adventure playground, enjoy an ice cream or just spread out the grass with a picnic and relax - the choice is yours - there’s no better place on Windermere to spend quality when the sun’s shining!